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Farmers Insurance agents staging March of Dimes bowl-a-thon benefit

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POSTED May 15, 2012 1:51 a.m.

Teddy Garwood  just wants to do his part for the March of Dimes.

And he wants his Farmer’s Insurance Agents and those who do business with the company to do the same.

On Saturday, May 19, Garwood and his team of Farmer’s staffers and the companies that work with them on a daily basis will hold a Bowl-A-Thon at Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center in an attempt to raise money to fight premature births and babies with birth defects. They are hoping to raise $10,000 in the process.

It’s a cause, he says, that needs support.

“It just feels good to be able to give back to the community and to be able to support such a worthy cause,” Garwood said. “A lot of people don’t realize the amount of help that goes on behind the scenes, but here at Farmer’s we’re always looking for ways that we can help benefit the community.

“This is some of those ways and we hope to have wide support.”

While the event itself is closed to the public – individual agents will have teams assembled to bowl against vendor and partner corporations – checks made out to March of Dimes will be accepted at the site from 3 to 6 p.m.

What initially started out as golf tournaments and other fundraisers has now blossomed into the bowling event, and with individual agents and corporations donating upwards of $1,000 each, it won’t be hard to reach the goal being set this year.

“This has really turned out to be the perfect fundraiser for this because we can have agents going up against agents and everybody has a good time,” he said. “In the end it’s all about the cause and that’s what’s important.”

For additional information contact Farmer’s Insurance at (209) 472-6020, or write a check to March of Dimes, 5250 Claremont Drive, Stockton 95207. Donations will also be accepted at Manteca Bowl and Family Fun Center – located at 1251 E. Yosemite Avenue – from 3 to 6 p.m.

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